Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 173819 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

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#94462 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Forgive me if I'm wrong but would a drunkards walk down a hill not be the most random thing you've ever seen lol
Where did he start and where did he end? If you did not see the walk you might make the mistake of thinking he took a straight path.

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#94463 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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You dont get older being silly in this country none of the animals you mentioned pose serious threat anyway
I grew up in the bush n il quite happily handle a brown snake along with any other hmm no crocs where i am I'm afraid or funnel webs haha scared of roos you gotta be kidding
Those dingos are gonna get you man! lol

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#94464 Jun 28, 2013
replaytime wrote:
<quoted text>The direction is in the population.

The environment drags the population toward greater fitness within it. The population exists in an environment containing life-threatening hazards that can destroy individuals in the population. Because there are variations among the individuals, some are better able to resist the hazards and survive, and others are more vulnerable and are destroyed.

By destroying the more vulnerable members, the environment inadvertently leaves behind the individuals who were best able to resist destruction (the survivors). Those will be the parents of the next generation, and the next generation will tend to have characteristics similar to their parents, i.e. the characteristics of the survivors.

The variation among individuals is random, without direction. Then the environment destroys the ones who are less well suited to surviving in that environment, which gives a direction to the population's evolution by only allowing changes in one direction to be successful.

That is the direction of evolution.
Yupp i agree with this post

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#94465 Jun 28, 2013
News Flash!
Aussie Bob was mangled to death today in Queensland by a viscous gang of goannas led by a Tasmanian devil. lmao

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#94466 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>Where did he start and where did he end? If you did not see the walk you might make the mistake of thinking he took a straight path.
An obviously missed alot in-between ?

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#94467 Jun 28, 2013
Don't live in tasmania weirdo there is devils here

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#94468 Jun 28, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
News Flash!
Aussie Bob was mangled to death today in Queensland by a viscous gang of goannas led by a Tasmanian devil. lmao
Il eat the goannas

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#94469 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
Don't live in tasmania weirdo there is devils here
Is no devils here

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Everett, WA

#94470 Jun 28, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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The direction is in the population.
The environment drags the population toward greater fitness within it. The population exists in an environment containing life-threatening hazards that can destroy individuals in the population. Because there are variations among the individuals, some are better able to resist the hazards and survive, and others are more vulnerable and are destroyed.
By destroying the more vulnerable members, the environment inadvertently leaves behind the individuals who were best able to resist destruction (the survivors). Those will be the parents of the next generation, and the next generation will tend to have characteristics similar to their parents, i.e. the characteristics of the survivors.
The variation among individuals is random, without direction. Then the environment destroys the ones who are less well suited to surviving in that environment, which gives a direction to the population's evolution by only allowing changes in one direction to be successful.
That is the direction of evolution.
Really? No direction.

What if the environment is continually cooling. Since evolution has no direction soon all life will die because it gets below 55 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

Hmm, that does not seem to be the case. Perhaps replaytime is wrong.

“It is often that a ”

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#94471 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Really? No direction.
What if the environment is continually cooling. Since evolution has no direction soon all life will die because it gets below 55 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Hmm, that does not seem to be the case. Perhaps replaytime is wrong.
Do you not comprehend what that says? Where in any of that does it say "no direction"?

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stupid that they are stupid.

#94472 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Yupp i agree with this post
Yep, it is called natural selection. You just agreed with evolution.

SBT
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#94473 Jun 28, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>human eyes are actually rather pathetic by comparison in the real world.
why did your proven mythical god give his favorite species foruth rate eyes?
when you look at yoru cult with an objective eye and logic, it falls apart, as do all your arguments...
My eyes are ok, you should see the woman I got..
Also I'm still here because I have better eyes than the bears I used to dodge in alaska LOL.

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stupid that they are stupid.

#94474 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Really? No direction.
What if the environment is continually cooling. Since evolution has no direction soon all life will die because it gets below 55 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Hmm, that does not seem to be the case. Perhaps replaytime is wrong.
It is confusing direction with selection pressure.

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#94475 Jun 28, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Do you not comprehend what that says? Where in any of that does it say "no direction"?
Yup, you got me. I made a mistake.

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person's mouth broke his nose.

#94476 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Really? No direction.
What if the environment is continually cooling. Since evolution has no direction soon all life will die because it gets below 55 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Hmm, that does not seem to be the case. Perhaps replaytime is wrong.
I believe the cooler temps would be covered in the environment.

And again nowhere in there does it say evolution has no direction.

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#94477 Jun 28, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, it is called natural selection. You just agreed with evolution.
Not completely i didn't . i agreed to a statement about evolution

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#94478 Jun 28, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, it is called natural selection. You just agreed with evolution.
And to take it a little farther, Science says the genetic variation on which natural selection acts may occur randomly, but natural selection itself is not random at all.

How is something that may occur randomly not random at all?

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stupid that they are stupid.

#94479 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Not completely i didn't . i agreed to a statement about evolution
We're just taking this one step at a time.

SBT
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#94480 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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He didn't. You are reinterpreting the Bible in light of today's facts. That is not the way prophecy is supposed to work.
What! So words mean nothing, no definitions, no truth. Pretty straight forward prediction of technology, that's the black and white of it.

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#94481 Jun 28, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>We're just taking this one step at a time.
Not even because i agree with aspects from both sides of the fence

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